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National Summary


Clear and cold this evening with frost setting in.


Very cold overnight, with sharp or severe frost in many areas but increasing cloud in some southern and southwestern parts could limit frost there. Overnight lowest temperatures of +1 to -3 degrees Celsius. Some patchy mist or local fog will form also.


Saturday: A cold, frosty start for many, but the frost will clear through the morning. Many places will be dry with sunny spells. There will be cloudier periods also, especially in southern and southwestern counties with a little patchy drizzle, mostly on hills and near the coast. Highest temperatures of 4 to 7 or possibly 8 degrees Celsius on the south coast in light breezes.


OUTLOOK: Cold for the rest of the weekend with further frosts, but with a return to more near normal temperatures early next week. Generally dry, but patchy rain too, locally persistent on Sunday. TOMORROW NIGHT: Very cold with a severe frost and some icy stretches, especially for the midlands, north and east. Rain and drizzle moving into west and southwest coastal areas later in the night, eastern margins too, possibly turning wintry across Wicklow. Lowest temperatures -3 to + 2 degrees, in light southeast breezes.SUNDAY: Cold, especially for the midlands, north and east, with frost only slowly clearing. A mix of cloud and brighter spells through the day, but with patchy rain moving across the country from the Atlantic, persistent at times over Munster. Highest temperatures of 3 to 8 degrees in near calm.MONDAY: A cold frosty start, but with a lot of dry bright weather through the day. Parts of Kerry and West Cork, however are likely to day dull with patchy drizzle. Temperatures will return to a more near normal 7 to 10 degrees, in light southerlies.TUESDAY: A milder day in moderate southerly winds; highest temperatures of 9 or 10 degrees. Overall dry with some bright or sunny spells - just the odd spot of drizzle along Atlantic coasts.

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Coastal Reports

Malin Head Automatic

East-Southeast, 7 Knots, Mist, 3 Miles, 1030, Falling slowly

Dublin Airport

East-Southeast, 6 Knots, Fine, 18 Miles, 1031, Steady

Buoy M5 51° 41'N 6° 42'W

Southeast, 13 Knots, Wave ht: 1.7 m, The visibility at Tuskar is greater than 10 Miles, 1029, Falling slowly

Roches Point Automatic

East-Southeast, 8 Knots, Cloudy, 7 Miles, 1029, Falling slowly

Sherkin Island Automatic

East-Southeast, 10 Knots, Cloudy, 18 Miles, 1028, Falling slowly

Valentia Automatic

Southeast, 7 Knots, Fair, 16 Miles, 1027, Falling slowly

Mace Head Automatic

East-Southeast, 11 Knots, Fair, 7 Miles, 1028, Falling slowly

Belmullet Automatic

East, 5 Knots, Fair, 8 Miles, 1028, Falling slowly

Buoy M2 53° 29'N, 5° 26'W

East-Southeast, 8 Knots, Wave ht:0.4 m, 1031, Falling slowly

Buoy M3 51° 13'N, 10° 33'W

Report not available

Buoy M4 55° 0'N 10° 0'W

Southeast, 9 Knots, Wave ht: 2.9 m, 1028, Falling slowly

Buoy M6 53° 4'N 15° 56'W

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Sea Area Forecast

Sea Area Forecast untill 1800 Saturday 21 January 2017 Issued at 1800 Friday 20 January 2017

Meteorological Situation at 1500: An anticyclone of 1036hpa is slow moving over eastern Europe and extends a ridge of high pressure westwards over Ireland in a mostly moderate southeast airflow.

Forecast for all Irish coastal waters and the Irish Sea

Wind: Southeasterly force 3 to 4, increasing force 4 or 5, strongest on western and northwestern coasts.

Weather: Mostly fair. Patchy mist and drizzle tomorrow on southern coasts

Visibility: Mostly good, moderate in drizzle and mist later.

Outlook for a further 24 hours until 1800 Sunday 22 January 2017: Moderate to fresh south to southeast winds decreasing light to moderate, becoming variable in places later.